Tag: Residents

Tech companies step up to bring free Wi-Fi to L.A. public housing residents

By iwano@_84

Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft, and the start-up internet service provider Starry. <span class="copyright">(Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft, and the start-up internet service provider Starry. (Gabriella Angotti-Jones / Los Angeles Times)

Nearly 9,000 residents of public housing in Los Angeles will receive free broadband internet access for the rest of the 2020-21 school year as part of a new partnership between the city, Microsoft, and the startup internet service provider Starry.

Starting in early November, residents of the Jordan Downs, Nickerson Gardens and Imperial Courts housing projects in Watts and the Pueblo del Rio complex in Central Alameda will be able to sign up for the service. They join residents of the Mar Vista Gardens, who have had access since August.

The new partnership comes as L.A. schoolchildren settle into another month of remote learning,

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Residents oppose plans for Giant Eagle site near German Village

By iwano@_84

Mark Ferenchik
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

Residents of Schumacher Place and nearby German Vilage and Merion Village made it clear on Tuesday that they do not like Pizzuti Companies proposed plan to build 330 apartments at the site Giant Eagle will leave at the end of the year.

Of course, their feelings were never in doubt. They let their opposition to the project be known in March when Pizzuti unveiled its plans at a public meeting.

But on Tuesday night, more than 200 people submitted votes online against the project, and roughly 95% of them were no votes, said Brenda Gischel, who leads the Schumacher Place Civic Association and hosted the Zoom meeting reviewing the projects.

Pizzuti wants to build a four- and five-story building on the 2.3-acre property at 280 E. Whittier St., which is technically in Schumacher Place but adjacent to German Village and its strict building guidelines.

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